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Team Member: Tom Butterworth

Hi, I'm Tom Butterworth, based in Liverpool. My music taste ranges from Nails to Creeper to Marmozets to Black Peaks to Mastodon and beyond and between!

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Awooga – Conduit

Having released their debut EP, Alpha in 2016, Awooga have returned with their debut full length in the form of Conduit. Coming from the diverse musical backdrop that is Sheffield, it is perhaps unsurprising to hear many different components in their sound;  they describe themselves as fusing together psych, prog, stoner rock and shoegaze. The […]

Five Finger Death Punch – And Justice For None

It has been three years since the last album from everyone’s favourite Disturbed/Stone Sour/Pantera hybrid, which by Five Finger Death Punch‘s standards is virtually an eternity. That time has been filled with record label law suits and on stage meltdowns that have led to lead singer Ivan Moody leaving the band, rejoining and then, several […]

Boss Keloid – Melted On The Inch

Melted on The Inch is the third studio album from British stoner rockers Boss Keloid, and their first to be put out on Holy Roar Records. Although it comprises only 6 tracks, none of them are less than 6 minutes so the album is not as dramatically short as it may initially appear. The first […]

TesseracT – Sonder

It has been 3 years since the great white hope of British tech metal, TesseracT, released their last album Polaris. Now, they have returned with Sonder. By progressive metals expansive standards, this is a short affair clocking in at just shy of 37 minutes but they pack a huge amount into such a short run […]

Bleed From Within – Era

It has been 5 years since Bleed From Within’s last full length release, 2013’s Uprising, but the Scottish metal quintet have returned with 5th album Era. Opening track Clarity sets out the stall early, providing a template of what is to come: fast punching riffs, pummeling drums and choruses that are desperate to be roared […]

Napalm Death – Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs

Napalm Death. The name is synonymous with violent extremity,with pushing the boundaries. For over 30 years,they have been producing wildly aggressive blasts, regularly defying the law of diminishing returns that should come with an aging band of their genre. This latest release is a compilation of B-Sides and rarities ranging from 2004 to 2016.  So, […]

Milk Teeth w/Nervus & Fangclub @ Buyers Club Liverpool

There doesn’t seem to be a month go by when Milk Teeth don’t announce a new series of live dates. Whether it’s trekking around the UK in support of last years marvelous Be Kind and Go Away EPs or going round the USA with Enter Shikari, Milk Teeth have to be one of the hardest […]

Calligram announce spring tour!

Blackened hardcore band Calligram are heading out on tour in the Spring, including a select few UK dates! Although they call London home, the band members hail from across the globe, including Italy and Brazil. Following the incredibly well received Askesis at the end of last year, the band are embarking on a serious of […]

Oceans Ate Alaska announce UK Headline dates

Birmingham’s own metalcore crew, Oceans Ate Alaska are hitting the UK this summer for an extensive tour! Following their well received album, Hikari, the band will head out on the road with supports from Shields and Kingdom of Giants. Full UK dates: June 21 London Boston Music Room 22 York Pile Up Festival 23 Glasgow […]

WOES announce Scottish dates

Pop punks WOES have announced they are returning for a tour in the homeland of Scotland. Following from the announcement of their dates in the rest of the UK, WOES are returning home for a run of dates, including some cities they’ve never played before as vocalist DJ explains: “We all grew up in Scotland […]

The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing reveal Baby Farmer lyric video

Victorian style punks, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing have dropped a lyric video for Baby Farmer from their new album Double Negative. The song actually takes inspiration from a historical serial killer, as explained by bassist Marc Burrows “This is the story of Amelia Dyer, a ‘baby farmer’. She would offer […]

Shinedown announce Attention Attention and drop Devil video

Shinedown have announced details of their 6th studio album, Attention Attention, due for release on May 4th. They have also unleashed the video for lead single and album opener, Devil. For the first time, Shinedown have not enlisted an outside producer; instead, bassist Eric Bass handled production duties for this latest LP. This album, the […]

Halestorm announce HUGE UK tour!

US hard rockers Halestorm are returning to the UK to play their biggest headline shows on our shores yet. The meteoric rise that Halestorm have been on since releasing their debut album in 2010 is nothing short of astonishing, especially when you consider they have only released two more full length releases in that time.  […]

Tesseract announce European tour w/Between The Buried And Me & Plini

Tesseract have announced a European tour in November with support from Between The Buried And Me and Plini. The UK tech metallers will be touring their new album, Sonder, due for release on April 20th. The tour will begin Cologne wrapping up nearly a month later in Esch, Luxembourg. Talking about the tour, vocalist Daniel […]

Half Noise drop new video Flowerss

Half Noise, the side project of Paramore drummer Zac Farro, have released a video for the title track of the brand new EP Flowerss, due out on 4th May. The director of the video, Alex Kranzusch discussed the variety of styles used to bring the song to life: “I really vibed with this song walking […]

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